Nigerian institute reports destruction of 32,000 ha of potato acreage by Late Blight Disease

Nigeria’s National Root Crop Research Institute (NRCRI) has disclosed that over 32,000 hectares of potato land was destroyed by Potato late blight disease in Plateau state last year. Trial manager of the Potato Research Programme, Kahya Shuaibu, made the disclosure this weekend.

Shuaibu also charged NRCRI Scientists to develop more technologies in the area of improved potato varieties resistance to Bacteria wilt, Nematodes as well as proper management of potato viruses for sustainable food security in Nigeria.


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